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Four essays on inductive logic

Sentential Logic Primer

__Recent
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Consistency of the subjective concept of
randomness

Robustness of emotional expression
recognition under low visibility

Deontic modality based on
preference

A longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study assessing
white matter fiber tracts after sports related concussion

Category-based induction from similarity of
neural activation

Automated prediction of preferences using facial
expressions

Persistent differences in patterns of
brain activation after sports related concussion: A longitudinal fMRI study

Perception and identification of random events

Category-based updating

Yes, there is a neural dissociation between language
and reasoning (TICS)

Quantified preference logic

Accuracy of inferring self- and
other-preferences from spontaneous facial expressions

Selectivity for Abstract Visual Structure in Ventral
Temporal Cortex

Updating: Learning versus supposing

Notes on random reals

Remarks on Random Sequences

Modal logic for preference based on reasons

Learning stimulus relationships increases control
in the flanker task

Logic, Language and the Brain

Improving Aggregated Forecasts of Probability

Thought beyond language: neural dissociation of
algebra and natural language

Citizen Forecasts of
the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

An fMRI study of
conceptual combination

Inferring the social preferences of others from
spontaneous, non-emotional facial expressions

Aggregating Large
Sets of Probabilistic Forecasts by Weighted Coherent Adjustment__
__Preference based on reasons

Descriptive assessment of Jeffrey`s Rule

The neural basis of conceptual combination

Second order probability affects hypothesis confirmation

Detecting deception by loading working memory

On the provenance of judgments of conditional probability

Inductive inference based on probability and similarity

From similarity to inference

Independent Neural Representation of Logical Versus
Linguistic Inference**
**Similarity and Induction

A Partially Truth Functional Approach to Indicative Conditionals

Probabilistic coherence and proper scoring rules

Methods for distance-based judgment aggregation

Formal Learning
Theory in Context

Functional
Neuroanatomy of Deductive Inference

Recognizing
strong random reals

False consensus bias in contract interpretation

Music perception
among schizophrenia patients (abstract)

Predicting
judged similarity of mammals from their neural representations

Confirmation may
depend on more than probability

Aggregating Forecasts
of Chance from Incoherent and Abstaining Experts

Scalable Algorithms
for Aggregating Disparate Forecasts of Probability

Elementary proof of a theorem of Jean Ville

Note on an observation
by Neil Tennant

Adding Dense, Weighted
Connections to WordNet

On Typicality and
Vagueness

Real Estate Values and
Air Pollution: Measured Levels and Subjective Expectation

Comparison of
confirmation measures

Learning to
coordinate: A recursion theoretic perspective

From Similarity to
Chance

Induction as
conditional probability judgment

Order Dependence and
Jeffrey Conditionalization

Evidential Diversity
and Premise Probability in Young Children's Inductive Judgment

On the Reality of the
Conjunction Fallacy

A Different
Conjunction Fallacy

Conjunction and the
Conjunction Fallacy

Aggregating Disparate
Estimates of Chance

A note on concave
utility functions

New Evidence for
Distinct Right and Left Brain Systems for Deductive versus Probabilistic
Reasoning

Distinct brain loci in deductive versus probabilistic
reasoning

Notes on
Statistical Tests

No method of
ampliative inference respects conditionalization

Scientific
Discovery from the Perspective of Hypothesis Acceptance

A Note on
Superadditive Probability Judgment

Wisdom and Aging

The Relation Between
Probability and Evidence Judgment: An Extension of Support Theory

On the
Psychology of Vague Predicates

Category Based
Induction

Computer Output

New axioms for the Contrast Model of similarity

A note on typicality

Combining prototypes: A selective modification
model

Conceptual combination with prototype concepts

Typicality
and reasoning fallacies

A reason for theoretical terms

Synthesizing inductive expertise

Aggregating inductive expertise

Relevant consequence and empirical inquiry

Language and the ability to evaluate
contradictions and tautologies

On the psychology of structural simplicity

Social learning and collective choice

Childrens understanding of uniformity in the
environment

On the adequacy of Prototype Theory as a theory of concepts

An advantage model of choice